2017 Chevrolet Bolt also known as the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is an all-electric subcompact car be Chevrolet with the next-generation subcompact Chevrolet Sonic. Chevrolet Bolt is scheduled for availability in limited markets in late 2016 as the model year 2017. The Chevrolet Bolt is reflected in the production format the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, with further details then released during the 2016 North American International Auto Show. The European version as the Opel Ampera market goes into production in 2017.
GM expects Bolt will be an all-electric range of more than 200 miles (320 km), with prices starting at the US $37,500 before any germane government stimulus. As of early 2016, it is more than double the size of other electric cars available in the United States, except for the Tesla Model S, Model X and the BYD E6 (fleet) and the upcoming Tesla Model 3.
Beginning in late 2016, the Bolt will final assembly takes place on planting GM’s Orion Assembly in Detroit, the receipt of a US $160 million upgrades for the production of Bolt’s and Mario’s. Production of the battery, motor, and drive unit starts at LG in August 2016, Incheon, South Korea, contracted by 6 years. Chevrolet has recognized that there is confusion about what two vehicles with a similar sounding name. But in April 2015 Chevrolet’s marketing chief Tim Mahoney has announced that GM has decided to keep the name Bolt for the production model.
2017 Chevrolet Bolt History
The 2017 Bolt EV unveiled in concept form at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Alan Batey, head of GM North America, declared in February 2015 that Bolt EV is heading into manufacturing and will be in all 50 states. The Bolt will be sold in select global markets.
In January 2016 at the Show Beauty in Las Vegas, unveiled the production version of the Chevrolet Bolt 2017. On the show, during main reason GM CEO Mary Barra’s Chevrolet confirmed an approximate range of 200 miles (320 km) or more, about US $30,000 prize after government incentives, and said it will be available at the end of 2016 . Mary Barra, GM’s chief executive, declared in February 2016 that the European version as the 2017 Opel Ampera market, go into production in 2017.
On March 22, 2016, GM released photos and a short teaser video showing the bolt pre-production at Orion assembly plant the company entered outside Detroit, test manufacturing processes, and equipment for the vehicle. Regular production is estimated to begin in October 2016 to 25,000-30,000 the first year, increasing to 30,000 to 50,000 per year according to demand. Shipping to US retailers is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2016.
2017 Chevrolet Bolt Design
The new 2017 Bolt EV is designed by GM’s Korean studio, as the B-segment size C-segment interior. Its doors hinged and bonnet is made of aluminum to reduce weight.
2017 Chevrolet Bolt Specifications
The Chevrolet Bolt 2017 model will feature batteries using a “nickel-rich lithium-ion” chemistry so as to carry out the cells in the Bolt at tough temperatures than those in GM’s previous EV’s, so a simpler and cheaper cooling system for the 60 kWh battery pack and reduce vehicle costs. The battery pack weighs 960 pounds (440 kilograms) and is made up of 288 flat “landscape” format cells. Cells beam in a group of three connected in parallel, and 96 groups linked compose the pack series.